Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 17 - Visit to Pediatrician

Tiffany took Shelby to her first Pediatrician visit yesterday. She is in the 25th percentile for weight, and the 90th percentile for height! She's going to be a tall one. Anyway, most things checked out well, but he did notice her eyes twitching a bit. We had noticed this some, but had forgotten to ask with all the other stuff going on. Dr. Love called this nystagmus. Our opthamologist doctor friend, Jeremy said that there may be some structural damage to the nerves which was caused by the hydrocephalus. So, we have an appointment June 30th with Dr. Wiggins, a pediatric opthamologist at Asheville Eye Associates. I will say it seems like she is doing this less, so hopefully it will go away altogether.

We are also going back to Duke on Monday to get the sutures removed, and have a few follow up tests done. At some point in the near future we will have CT scans and MRI's done to see how the brain is reacting to the reduced pressure. We are praying that some of the tissue will rebound. We will post something after each of these visits.


  1. Tiffany and Trip,

    So thankful that Shelby is on the mends. We are praying for her full recovery. Congratulations on your beautiful bundle of joy!

    Carol and Dan Trimble

  2. I'm so glad you all are home and everything seems to be going well. I work @ Asheville Eye Assoc. so I was just curious if you are going to see one of the Dr's there? Both pediatric ophthalmologists there are very qualified. Joel and I are thinking about you and wishing you well! Baby Sam came into this world on Monday and we're back at home getting settled, Brighton loves him (so far). Ashley Hathaway :)

  3. Kinnaird Family - We just got news of your beautiful new addition Shelby through Facebook and then saw something about Duke Hospital which led us to this site. We've read the story and can't imagine the heartache that you've been through. We are so glad that Shelby and you all are home and doing well and look forward to hearing about her full recovery.
    We can't wait to meet her and see you guys.
    P.S. - Let us know if there is anything we can do for you all.
    Love, The Barton's